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Twice Baked Italian Cookies

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Servings: 4
Categories: Cookies / Desserts

2  cups  sugar
1  cup  (1/2 lb.) butter, melted
4  tablespoons  anise seed
1/4  cup  anise
2  teaspoons  vanilla
2  tablespoons  water
2  cups  coarsely chopped walnuts
6    eggs
5 1/2  cups  regular all-purpose flour
1  tablespoon  baking powder

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Mix sugar with butter, anise seed, anise, vanilla, water and nuts. Beat in eggs. Sift and measure flour and sift again with baking powder into sugar mixture; blend thoroughly. Cover and chill the dough 2 to 3 hours. On lightly floured board, shape dough with your hands to form flat loaves that are 1/2 inch thick and 2 inches wide and as long as your cookie sheets. Place no more than 2 loaves, parallel and well apart, on a buttered cookie sheet (one without rims is best). Bake for 15 minutes. Remove from oven and let loaves cool on pans until you can touch them, then cut in diagonal slices that are 1/2 to 3/4 inch thick. Lay slices on cut side; close together on cookie sheet and return to 375 degree oven for 10-12 minutes more or until lightly toasted. Cool on wire racks and store in airtight containers. Makes about 7 dozen.

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